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EOS Bodies / New PowerShots for CP+, no DSLRs.......
« on: January 29, 2013, 02:04:05 AM »
New PowerShots for CP+, no DSLRs.
 :(


200-400 4.0 L
Who has the money to pay for it....


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 05:47:41 PM »
I had an interresting talk with five Japanese tourists at the winners ceremony.
They had professional Nikon and Canon cameras and told me that Nikon will release a top Crop Camera in spring this year and update their Nikon 100-400 pedant (80-400 or so).

The Canon 7D2 will be priced much higher than an D300 successor, near the 5D3 .
The Camera will be an class for its own. A small 1Dx. Fast AF and high fps. A special product for all persons that will need high speed and do not have the money for an 1Dx.
The Canon successor of the 100-400 will be at 270.000-300000 Yen.

One of them said, that in Japanese photography chatrooms many think, that  Canon should buy some of the parts at thrid party companies. Today the Sony chip is much better than Canons.
And if Canon will not change their strategy, they will be soon in financial problems

Interesting. I mean there is no way those people likely have any inside information whatsoever. That said, those comments sound fairly reasonable all the same.

Well, this forum is contains rumors.
You are right, no one (or nearly no one) knows, what is fact and what Canon will really do.
But, sometimes you meet persons that live near the factory and know persons that work there (e.g. relatives,.... even if these products they produce are under NDA) or work for an company that delivers something for a new product. Or sometimes you accidently see a new product.... You know, what I mean.
So, if there are some tourists, that are working as photographers for an big japanese magazine, i tend to think, that these persons have more truth in their rumors, than others.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:26:42 PM »
I had an interresting talk with five Japanese tourists at the winners ceremony.
They had professional Nikon and Canon cameras and told me that Nikon will release a top Crop Camera in spring this year and update their Nikon 100-400 pedant (80-400 or so). Canon...[redact] will be soon in financial problems

Bwahahahah!  So I take it this rumor is "JT3?"  :P

do you guys think the new 100-400 will again be with this push zoom?

I got the information that there will be an rotating zoom. But much higher priced than the 100-400 L (Rumors from Japanese tourists that are photographic enthusiasts)

I don't know about your Japanese tourists, but I asked the homeless guy in front of the City Hall, and he was fairly certain it will be remote-controlled accordion design and will come with a dedicated Organ-Grinder monkey.  :P

 ::)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 12:22:27 PM »
It will, I believe, be for less than the 6D.

Not necessarily, at least not the starting price. Canon's strategy is to use a ridiculously high release price, then wait until all early adopters suckers paid up, then lower the price, wait some again and repeat until the camera body is phased out. And there will be early 7d2 adopters because of the crop factor, €1000 more or less doesn't exactly matter for many people who are able to afford Canon tele primes.
+1

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:45:44 AM »
In another forum they suppose >2500$ for the MK 2.  :(   I hope they will be wrong with this rumor

I have a hard time believing that. The 7D was $1,700 when introduced. History of the XXD series was that the new models come out near the introductory price of the previous model. At $2,500, that would be too close to what the 5DIII will be at the same time. I can't imagine what whiz-bang features would prompt me to buy a crop camera that is roughly the same price as a 5DIII. If Canon wants to squeeze money out of a top-of-the-line APS-C camera, my uneducated guess is that it would come in slightly under $2k. I would put the Vegas over/under at $1,899.

Dave

I hope you will be right.
But there several persons think that the fast AF and fst fps are more worth then 2000€

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:19:26 AM »
I had an interresting talk with five Japanese tourists at the winners ceremony.
They had professional Nikon and Canon cameras and told me that Nikon will release a top Crop Camera in spring this year and update their Nikon 100-400 pedant (80-400 or so).

The Canon 7D2 will be priced much higher than an D300 successor, near the 5D3 .
The Camera will be an class for its own. A small 1Dx. Fast AF and high fps. A special product for all persons that will need high speed and do not have the money for an 1Dx.
The Canon successor of the 100-400 will be at 270.000-300000 Yen.

One of them said, that in Japanese photography chatrooms many think, that  Canon should buy some of the parts at thrid party companies. Today the Sony chip is much better than Canons.
And if Canon will not change their strategy, they will be soon in financial problems


I would consider to upgrade my 7D to a 7D MK II but I am not that desperate to pay almost 3000 euro

This is really true. IMO Canon knows that enthusiasts will buy their Cameras. (Like we need the newest smartphone, even if it is not better than the predecessor. And they know that it is very expensive to change the equipment in lenses to another product line.
So the success will be guaranteed

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:08:02 AM »
do you guys think the new 100-400 will again be with this push zoom?

I got the information that there will be an rotating zoom. But much higher priced than the 100-400 L (Rumors from Japanese tourists that are photographic enthusiasts)

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 10:06:23 AM »
I had an interresting talk with five Japanese tourists at the winners ceremony.
They had professional Nikon and Canon cameras and told me that Nikon will release a top Crop Camera in spring this year and update their Nikon 100-400 pedant (80-400 or so).

The Canon 7D2 will be priced much higher than an D300 successor, near the 5D3 .
The Camera will be an class for its own. A small 1Dx. Fast AF and high fps. A special product for all persons that will need high speed and do not have the money for an 1Dx.
The Canon successor of the 100-400 will be at 270.000-300000 Yen.

One of them said, that in Japanese photography chatrooms many think, that  Canon should buy some of the parts at thrid party companies. Today the Sony chip is much better than Canons.
And if Canon will not change their strategy, they will be soon in financial problems

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 09:52:43 AM »
Somehow, I feel like Canon should skip 2013 and go right to 2014 :-o

+1  ;D

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 06:32:12 AM »
7 D II in the 2. half of 2013 ->  :'(

Yeah, more time to save I 'spose!

In another forum they suppose >2500$ for the MK 2.  :(   I hope they will be wrong with this rumor

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon's Roadmap for 2013 [CR2]
« on: January 27, 2013, 06:19:54 AM »
7 D II in the 2. half of 2013 ->  :'(

The  100-400 L successor will be a favorite for me, because my >10 year old pulling zoom 100-400 is sometimes hard to handle if it is cold. But it will be much more expensive....


I am for a little while in the hotel @ Kitzbuehel (Austria (Europe)), freezing a little bit, because it is very cold here on the venue.
Seen Arni, and 2 persons that carry interresting Canon Cameras and lenses. But they turned away, when they saw that I was interrested in their gear. 2 Mid sized bodies with a lot of lenses. One big lens with an bulge on the beginning near the Cam. One mid sized turning zoom.
They used an handheld laptop to look at the pictures the other photographer made, when the skiiers passed. Taking the temperature and measuring something with an sensor that was glueing on the Lens.

Today it is more easy to shoot, the speed is moderate. Yesterday, my 7D and my 60D had some problems with the horrible speed of the skiers. Many unsharp pics...

But one photographer had an super zoom: Green, very fat. Seems to be very heavy. And mounted on an special  tripod. This guy moved around "Rumpelstilzchen". Using an big Nikon.

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In my dream world, I say that Canon and Nikon are delaying their respective releases because the next generation of  APS-C sensors are so good that they don't want them on the market until the 6D and D600 have had time to turn a profit.

+1

But D300 / 7D are cashcows in the higher Crop segments. So, some persons think, that the first company that releases an successor, will have better chances on the market.

Nikon rented some D800E for an landscape workshop, I visited. The Nikon specialist & workshop director told all Nikon fans, that there will be an release of an new D300 in the next month. Only a little bit delayed by an new invention of an anti-dust management. (He told there will be a solution for the D600 problem (seems to have an problem with dust on the sensor). 
So Canon will/should  hurry up.

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EOS Bodies / Re: It's the 15th!
« on: January 16, 2013, 11:19:08 AM »
Well, I like to shoot birds (living & metallic), so the Crop factor helps a little bit.
On the 5D3 I tried my 100-400 with the 1.4x converter. The AF did not work.... So I just get 400mm with an working AF. The 1.6 factor sounds good.
My 300 2.8 suffers from some broken lenses. Costs to repair: >3500€. 
I have to calculate the price of the new body plus the costs of the 300L repair..... So the 5D3 (actually about 2800€/3730$ in Germany) is a bit to high.

So, I think - for me - the 7D2 will be the best option



Another chance passed by...
What is the next "lauching window" for an 7D successor?

I need an urgent replacement for the 7D, as I start travelling aroung the world in July....

So do a real upgrade and go FF. I don't know why anyone would travel the world with anything less than a full frame body.

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EOS Bodies / Re: It's the 15th!
« on: January 16, 2013, 05:10:09 AM »
Another chance passed by...
What is the next "lauching window" for an 7D successor?

I need an urgent replacement for the 7D, as I start travelling aroung the world in July....

I hope, all the rumors contain a big piece of truth.

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EOS Bodies / Re: CES 2013: Canon releases?
« on: January 11, 2013, 05:06:56 AM »
In another forum, I read that there will be an replacemant of the 7D. But the price tag will be much higher as expected.
The writer got his information from an japanese blog.
The japanese Canonians seem to be outraged about the enourmous price of the 200-400mm. Some knew the lens, as it was tested in the wild month ago. Afterwards the lens had to be redesigned. They doubt, if the porformance of the lens is worth the price you have to pay for it.

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